Packing for a Smoky Mountain vacation can sometimes be a little difficult, especially when you are traveling with a pet. Not only do you have to make sure that you and your kids have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing family trip, but you also have to make sure that your furry family member is accounted for as well.
To help families prepare to enjoy their own pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation, we at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals have put together a few crucial tips on what to pack for your pet.
Check Your Dogs Vaccines and Tags
Before you leave for vacation, you will want to make sure that your pet is up-to-date on all of his/her vaccines and medications. This includes flea/tick medicine, heartworm, rabies, and anything else that your dog needs from the vet.
In addition, you will want to make sure that your dog has a collar with a tag that is sturdily attached that has your pets name, your phone number and your address. This will help in the unlikely event that your dog gets away from your during your pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation, and the person that finds it will know how to get in touch with you.
Bring Plenty of Food
There is a slight chance that the grocery stores or pet stores in the area might not carry your dog’s specific brand of food. Because we don’t want your pup to go hungry during your pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation, and that we know how switching your dogs food suddenly can cause an upset stomach, we suggest that you pack a little extra food than what your dog would normally eat during the time you are on vacation.
This could include just simply buying a little bit bigger of a bag or even two bags.
Don’t Forget Their Toys
As pet owners, we all know how rambunctious a dog can be when he/she gets bored, and just how you want to bring a few toys or books to keep your kids entertained while on vacation, you will want to pack a few of your pet’s favorite toys to play with during your pet friendly Gatlinburg vacation.
If you do accidentally forget to pack a toy or two, you can always swing by one of the many Gatlinburg gift shops and pick up a souvenir for your dog to bring home, given it lasts long enough.
Treats and Bones Are Also Important
Because you are in a new environment, it may be easy for your dog to pick up a few bad habits. This can include tugging on the leash while walking or barking at odd times of the night because he/she isn’t used to the sounds outside your pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin.
You can break these habits by rewarding them with a treat whenever they are good, just like when you are at home.
Packing a bone for your pet to chew on is the same as bringing a toy to keep him/her entertained throughout the day.
Pack Any Medications Your Dog Takes
The last thing you want during your pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation is to have a sick dog on your hands. You can prevent this by double checking that you packed any and all medicines that your dog may require.
If for some reason you accidentally forgot any important meds, you can try and call your vet’s office at home to see if they can get in touch with one of the local animal clinics in the area and to forwards your dog’s prescription.
Put Together a Doggy First Aid Kit
If your pooch happens to accidentally eat something he/she shouldn’t or gets into something that scratches him/her, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a doggy first aid kit laying around. Just like how you carry one for your kids in case they get hurt, a doggy first aid kit is the best way to immediately treat anything that could happen.
Our typical doggy first aid kit includes:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- A bandana
- A pet first-aid book
- Phone number and directions to a local veterinarian
Buy a Travel Kennel and Dog Bed
At Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals, we request that families do not leave their dogs alone inside our pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins unless they are in a crate or a kennel. That being said, if you don’t want to travel with the bulky crate you usually use at home, you can always pick up a lighter-weight crate or kennel that is easier to set up and transport while you are on vacation.
Packing up your dog’s favorite dog bed is another good item to bring to help your pet unwind and feel at home inside your pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin rental.
About Our Pet Friendly Gatlinburg Cabins
What type of pets do we accept?
At Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals, we only allow dogs to stay in our pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins. We also request that the total weight for all dogs staying in our cabins is 50 lbs or less. If you are unsure about your pet, please be sure to mention that you intend on bringing him/her while making your reservations.
What amenities do the pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins offer?
Along with being pet friendly, these exclusive cabins offer a variety of luxurious amenities that guests and families will enjoy. Our amenities include:
- Outdoor hot tubs
- Fully-equipped kitchens
- Outdoor grills
- Jacuzzi tubs
- In-cabin laundry facilities
- HD cable television
- High-speed WiFi
- Breathtaking mountain views
How many bedrooms do the pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins have?
Our pet friendly Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rentals range in size from one bedroom to three bedrooms, and they have the ability to sleep up to 10 guests under the same roof.
With this much room, these spacious cabin rentals are perfect for a quick family getaway, small family reunion in the Smoky Mountains, or an intimate Smoky Mountain wedding.
What is the fee?
There is a $250 non-refundable penalty charge for pets found in non pet friendly cabins.
How can I reserve my family’s next pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation today?
Reserving your family’s next stay inside one of our pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin rentals is easy. All you have to do is give us a call at (877) 369-9694.
You can also find your favorite pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin on our website, and you can reserve through there.